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The Henderson County Activity Center offers a variety of ways to stay fit and active.  All information regarding exercise and fitness based classes is listed below.  Please call 828-697-4884 for more information.

In case of inclement weather: HCAAC classes will follow the Henderson County Schools closing schedule.

Instructors may inquire about teaching opportunities for a wide variety of classes which may include art, dance, photography, fitness, music or all types, or specialized skills, etc. Please contact our Park Office for any questions concerning teaching opportunities.





Baby Boot Camp with Jen McDonald

60 minute stroller fitness classes cater to moms of all fitness levels: pregnant moms, new moms, and moms with one + stroller ages children. Instructed by Nationally Certified Fitness Professional, our interval based classes incorporate cardio, strength and core for a total body workout. OUTDOOR LOCATION: JACKSON PARK / INCLEMENT WEATHER LOCATION: AHTLETIC CENTER GYM (FITNESS ROOM). FIRST CLASS FREE.

Monday, Wednesday, & Friday; 9:00am-10:00am




Bokwa with Christine

Bokwa is a new and completely different approach to group exercise that is rapidly spreading across the globe. Bokwa participants draw letters and numbers with their feet while performing an energizing and addictive cardio workout routine.

Monday, Wednesday, & Friday; Dance Fitness 10:00-10:50 a.m.

Tuesday & Thursday; Boxing Dance Format 5:30-6:20 p.m.

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Light Weights 4 Seniors with Suzanne                                                

This class uses light weights from 1/2lbs to 3lbs on the wrists and ankles and medicine balls from 1 - 3 lbs.   Includes a warm up, light weights, Medicine Ball sequence, and stretching the muscles we used during the class. 

Mondays from 1:30-2:45 p.m.

Thursday from 11:45 - 1:00 p.m.

Costs:  varies. 

To register please contact certified instructor, Suzanne, at (910) 308-8982. Website:




Nia Fitness with Denise:

Nia trainer/Instructor Denise Medved, combines dance, martial arts & healing arts, imaginative, playful & FUN!  It doesn't feel like exercise yet you work your body in a gentle and effective way! Non-impact with 3 levels of intensity. First class is free if you are a new Nia! On-going, join anytime. 

Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 11:15am-12:15pm. 

Contact Denise Medved, former International Nia Training Faculty member at 828.290.2344 or

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Out Fit with Tim:

This Monday class offers challenges for all levels. It pushes you while offering encouragement rather then intimidation. Cardio work can include Step, Hi/Lo Aerobics, or Kickbox; Strength work can include weights, mat, body weight exercise, and more. You will need to bring a fitness or yoga mat.

Monday, Wednesday & Friday 5:30- 6:30pm.

$10 per class

$60 per month

For more information, contact Tim Thew at

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Yoga with Therapeutic influences Suzanne

This form of yoga is good for those with limitations. recovering from an illness or surgery, etc. Mats and props are provided on a first come, first serve basis.

Tuesdays from 1-2:15pm (Gentle - Moderate Yoga)

Thursdays from 10-11:15am (Gentle Yoga)



$40/5 classes (expires in 3 months)

$50/monthly unlimited

$80/12 classes (expires in 6 weeks)

To register please contact Suzanne at (910) 308-8982. Website:




Zumba Fitness with Melanie and Shannon

The ZUMBA program is a Latin-inspired, dance-fitness class that incorporates Latin and international music and dance movements, creating a dynamic, exciting, exhilarating, and effective fitness system. A ZUMBA class - known as a ZUMBA Fitness-Party - combines fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body using an aerobic/fitness approach to achieve a unique blended balance of cardio and muscle-toning benefits.

Tuesday and Thursday 5:30 -6:30pm

Saturday 10:00-11:00am.

Price $5.00 per class.

Melanie and Shannon teach for all levels! For questions, please contact licensed instructors

Melanie-699-3790 or Shannon-698-2707




Zumba Fitness with Rebecca

Come and participate, sculpt & tone while calming the mind & inspiring the soul with Latin/International Aerobic Dance.

Monday - Friday 9:00-10:00 am

$5.00 per class (your 1st class free)

On going registration. Contact licensed instructor Rebecca Hord at 828-551-1269 or


 Zumba Fitness


Low Impact Aerobics with Angela

Aerobics with with chair assistance if necessary. This class incorporates cardio and strength training, although there is no floor work associated with this class.

Mondays and Fridays 10:30 - 11:30am

$6.00 per class for $50 for a 10 class punch card.

On going registration. Contact licensed instructor Angela Vaughn at 828-808-2427